As specifiers of commercial buildings look to achieve durable and long-lasting structures, many are turning to hot-dip galvanizing (HDG) as a method for protecting structural-steel members against atmospheric corrosion for many decades.
Japanese architect Junya Ishigami, celebrated for his experimental structures that interpret traditional architectural conventions and reflect natural phenomena, has designed the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion in London, United Kingdom.
Specifiers are looking to hot-dip galvanize exterior architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS) to protect their designs for generations to enjoy. However, this practice can lead to friction between the architect, steel fabricator, and galvanizer, as there are misconceptions about the appearance of hot-dip galvanized steel.
In the aftermath of the massive fire that destroyed much of the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris earlier this month, France’s Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced an international architectural competition to redesign the roofline and collapsed spire. Several architects and designers from all over the world have come up with proposals to reconstruct the Gothic church.
According to a newly released international construction market survey by Turner & Townsend, Vancouver is the most expensive place to build in Canada, and the 14th priciest location globally, with an average construction cost of US$2,720.8 per m2.